Country:New Zealand
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:

2013; 2016

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Buildings, Buildings>Residential
Agency:Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

The Government's insulation programmes have run in three phases: 

  • WUNZ: Heat Smart (WUNZ: HS) ran from 2009–2013 and was open to all households.
  • The second phase, WUNZ: Healthy Homes (WUNZ: HH), which ran for three years and was completed at the end of June 2016, was targeted to low income households.
  • The third phase, WUNZ: Healthy Homes Rentals (WUNZ: HHR) is currently in progress, and will run from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018. WUNZ: HHR is open to owners of rental properties, occupied by low income tenants, and also to low income or high health needs homeowners. 

Since 2009 the Government has invested $465 million ($347 million under Heat Smart, $100 million under Healthy Homes, and $18 million under the current WUNZ: HHR) to part-fund insulation retrofits to vulnerable households, especially those with children and elderly people. Under these programmes, nearly 300,000 houses have been insulated, with 160,000 of those being low income households. 

Related policies:Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart , Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes , Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Extension for Rentals Programme

Last modified: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:12:03 CET